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Tickle Pink Inn

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviewers for pointing us to this little gem. All it took for us to relax was to enter our room and walk to the balcony, where an amazing ocean view awaited us. No question, that's the primary draw here, one of if not the best set of ocean views rooms on the peninsula. But there are other...

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Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it all. Great service with fresh cookies at check in followed by champagne and chocolates delivered soon after. The views and grounds are stunning. Wine and cheese every evening and a big delicious breakfast. Dinners at the nearby Hyatt with sunset views. The rooms are great. If you want to eat in Carmel you will need a car.

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

The cookies are always a great hit! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a rainy afternoon and evening at the Tickle Pink Inn! The staff is attentive, champagne divine and the wine and cheese happy hour a great way to enjoy a wet day. Daily breakfast was delicious. With less than 35 rooms the hotel is quiet and perfect for adults looking for a romantic getaway. Minutes from Pebble Beach and Whale...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

We are in a great location in which to enjoy the the local attractions. We hope to see you soon.

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every room has a view of either the cove or ocean. The views are spectacular. Just a 10 minute ride from Carmel-by-the-sea; this quaint property is perfectly situated to explore Monterey, Carmel and the Big Sur coastline. Fresh-baked cookies at 3:00/3:30 in the afternoon. Wine and cheese is served late afternoon (after 4:30). Simple but delicious breakfast is served each...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

I am happy that you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing visit. We hope to see you again.

Hemet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes, yes yes!!!! We checked in to room 15 and headed straight for the balcony. WOW!!!! I never wanted to leave. Views are breathtaking. We loved all the amenities from robes, slippers to the fresh ground coffee in our room. We enjoyed walking around the beautifully kept grounds and up into the...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

Quite a number of our guest check in and then do not want to leave while they are here. I am glad you visited Point Lobos as it is a beautiful place in which to take a walk and breath in the fresh ocean air.

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property boasts many hospitality details (e.g wine/cheese reception nightly, continental breakfast, etc.). There were many thoughtful touches that add to the experience but, we found the staff to lacking in the hospitality department. Sadly there was not a sense of eagerness to make you feel welcome and serve from those we encountered from the front desk to food service...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you were not made to feel welcome upon your arrival, or for the duration of your stay. Customer service is our highest priority and I will certainly look into the matter. We appreciate your input and do hope to see you again.

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a beautiful place to get lost in the ocean views of the iconic CA coast. Had the biggest suite with fireplace and large whirlpool tub and cove views. Afternoon wine and assorted cheeses/fruit, breakfast are wonderful (can ask for a tray and take the breakfast back to your room). We had fresh ground coffee for the room not one...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that all was to your liking. We hope you will think of us the next time you are in the area.

Palm city, Florida, USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem! this boutique hotel is nestled on a hill with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean crashing on the rocks of Carmel. Sleep with your doors open, enjoy breakfast in bed and meet other travelers at the wine and cheese party! Great anniversary stay, looking forward to next time!

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

Our wine & cheese is a wonderful way in which to meet new friends and enjoy a beautiful sunset. We look forward to seeing you again.

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I spent our 5th wedding anniversary here and we couldn't have been happier. Ann was very helpful to us upon checking in. We had a King size Room the first night and a suite the next which was one of the most beautiful suites I have ever been in. We had a panorama Ocean view to die...

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are glad that all was to your liking. We look forward to your return visit.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed 2 nights as first leg in cross-California road trip. Experience could not have been better. Room with a lovely view of the Pacific. Breakfast and wine/cheese hour plentiful and nicely presented. Hot tub excellent amenity. Staff friendly and extremely helpful. Beautiful romantic get away if that's what you're looking for.

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

We are happy that you were able to enjoy all that the Inn has to offer. We hope to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tickle Pink Inn

Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923-9601
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: €212 - €550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Tickle Pink Carmel
Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#3 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“Ask when making the reservation which kind of view you prefer.”
464lauraj, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have fireplaces - perfect when you keep the balcony door open to hear the crashing waves and feel the ocean breeze”
319rosemarym, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“large, comfortable rooms with great views and service”
Partygrl10, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Enjoy a suite if you can...all have views.”
PeggyChism, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view”
122howardr, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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